by Adolf Frey (1855 - 1920)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Meine Lieder
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG ENG FRE ITA
Wenn mein Herz beginnt zu klingen
Und den Tönen löst die Schwingen,
Schweben vor mir her und wieder
Bleiche Wonnen, unvergessen
Und die Schatten von Zypressen -
Dunkel klingen meine Lieder!

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Mijn liederen", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "My songs", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Joachim Reinhuber) , "My songs", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Mes chants", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "I miei canti", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 6
Word count: 31

My songs
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
 When my heart begins to make music
 and the vibrating loosens wondrous tones,
 there hover before me, here and there,
 pale ecstasies, unforgotten,
 and the shadows of the cypresses;
 dark is the sound of my songs!

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

    Emily Ezust permits her translations to be reproduced without prior permission for printed (not online) programs to free-admission concerts only, provided the following credit is given:

    Translation copyright © by Emily Ezust,
    from the LiederNet Archive -- https://www.lieder.net/

    For any other purpose, please write to the e-mail address below to request permission and discuss possible fees.


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 6
Word count: 37